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Iran’s Zarif Urges Trump to Discuss Avoiding Another 9/11 with Saudis

DUBAI, May 21 – Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, advised U.S. President Donald Trump to discuss how to avoid another September 11 attack with the Saudi hosts of his first official visit abroad, Zarif wrote in an editorial published on Sunday. Tehran and Riyadh are regional arch-rivals who accuse each other of sponsoring fundamentalist

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Traveling Abroad, Trump Struggles to Escape Crisis

By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland RIYADH, May 20 – President Donald Trump was taking off on Air Force One when the latest bad news pinged into the inboxes of his besieged staff – a report that he had told Russian officials that fired FBI Director James Comey was “a nut job”. Officials on board

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Wanted: Affordable Homes

Saudi Arabia seeks PPP to find a solution for its affordable housing shortage By Farha Abdelhaq The lack of affordable homes available to rent or purchase has been a major concern for Saudi’s burgeoning populace. Over the past 15 years, the population of the capital city, Riyadh, has increased by over 50 percent to 6.5

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Old Rivals, New Rules: Riyadh and Tehran Eye Washington’s Shifting Policies

By Camelia Entikhabifard Years ago, much to the dismay of their strongest Arab ally, Saudi Arabia, the U.S. administration led by Barack Obama decided to pursue a diplomatic channel to negotiate with Tehran. More than Iran’s regional escapades, the West was concerned about the Persian state’s advanced nuclear program. To curb Iran’s ambition of becoming capable

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UAE Announces “Historic Agreement” with Hyperloop Technology

By Arfa Shahid/Abdullah Ahmed DUBAI – Nov 8 – Dubai is set to significantly reduce traffic congestion in the emirate via Hyperloop One technology. The country’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed a “historic agreement” with Hyperloop One, a mobility company, and the two parties have agreed to jointly explore routes for a transport

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Saudi to Transfer Riyadh Finance District Project to PIF

By David French and Katie Paul DUBAI/RIYADH, May 10 – Saudi Arabia is to transfer ownership of Riyadh’s floundering King Abdullah Financial District to the Public Investment Fund (PIF) from the Public Pension Agency (PPA), according to four sources aware of the matter. The move is an attempt to rescue the project, started a decade

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Obama Starts Talks with Gulf Leaders Aimed at Easing Strains

By Roberta Rampton RIYADH, April 21  – U.S. President Barack Obama and Gulf Arab leaders started talks in Riyadh on Thursday at a summit aimed at forging joint action on perceived security threats from Iran and Daesh, and at ironing out strains in their old alliance. Obama, who arrived on Wednesday, hopes to allay Gulf

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